We are pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of the Winnipeg Irish Festival will be taking place on October 4 – 5, 2013. As always, we will be holding music and dance workshops during the day on Saturday, followed by the evening gala concert.
This year we are thrilled to announce that our guests artists will be the fabulous Bua. Bua has performed at many of the top Irish and folk festivals in North America including the National Folk Festival, the Milwaukee Irish Festival, the Lowell Folk Festival, the Dublin Irish Festival, Celtic Fest Chicago, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, CityFolk, Catskills Irish Arts Week and Bethlehem’s Celtic Classic.
Stay tuned over the next few months for more information on this year’s festival. See you in October!
Hammers Music & Arts Centre in Winnipeg Beach presents
Saturday May 4th, 10:30 am to 5pm - Winnipeg Beach
- LEARN TO PLAY – INTRODUCTION TO BODHRAN FOR BEGINNERS
- ADVANCED TECHNIQUES * TOP-END BOHRAN STYLE
- BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS SKILLS * LEARN TO PLAY SPOONS
- MAKE YOUR OWN BAMBOO TIPPER / DRUMSTICK
- SONGS VS TUNES ACCOMPANIMENT
Evening traditional Irish/Celtic Session
Fee: $40 for unlimited workshops & session
Advance registration is required.
Register via email HammersMusic@gmail.com or Phone: 204-894-4499
Print out the Bodhran Day 2013 poster and share it with your friends!
Comhaltas Winnipeg is pleased to announce new “slower” Traditional Irish Sessions. These non-audience sessions are for those individuals who are learning to play an instrument in the Irish tradition, such as: Fiddle, mandolin, Bohdran, flute, tin whistle, concertina, Harp etc.
Traditional Irish music will be played at a slightly slower pace, with the last 30 mins speeded up a little. Our more experienced Comhaltas members are encouraged to come and play too so that others may learn.
When: March 13th and April 10th
Where: The folk Exchange, (211 Bannatyne Ave. (at Albert), behind the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store, in crocus building corner of Portage and Bannatyne.)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Bottomless coffee and tea for $2 and free cookies!
Hello music and dance lovers!
The location for Comhaltas Winnipeg‘s Annual General Meeting has been decided and it sounds exciting! We will be meeting Sunday, 1-2 pm, Nov. 4 at Boon Burger (141 Bannatyne, between Main and Waterfront Drive). All members are invited to attend.
The exciting part? We will hold a session following the meeting! Please drop in!!
- The Barefoot Ceili Band
- The Bronze Branch
- The Hammers
Enjoy a 30 minute concert at one home, then walk/drive/cycle to your next home – like a progressive dinner with music instead of food! Concerts start at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00.
After your final concert, stay for snacks and refreshments and good company! Let your ticket seller know if you can donate snacks!
All proceeds go to Comhaltas Winnipeg and help fund Irish Fest 2012, this year featuring the Comhaltas Tour direct from Ireland.
Tickets are $15. Concert locations and itinerary will be included with your ticket.
For tickets call…
Al at 204-488-7911
Rae at 204-774-4423
On Friday, November 18th, please join the band Rinn at St. Luke’s Church (130 Nassau St. North) for a fundraiser in support of the Tuesday morning soup kitchen.
Admission is $5 and will include a delicious assortment of terrific treats and remarkable refreshments. Rinn will be playing two sets of lively jigs, tender love songs, and rip-roaring reels.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Hello all, just a friendly reminder that Comhaltas Winnipeg will be holding its monthly traditional Irish music session on Sunday, November 6 at 2pm at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. Come on down for an afternoon of music and fun!
Comhaltas Winnipeg also holds weekly sessions every Thursday night at the Irish Club (654 Erin Street) starting at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come out and play along or just listen in – see you there!
Visit www.comhaltaswinnipeg.ca for more information.